[Board] UN products

Suchith Anand Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk
Wed Oct 7 02:30:11 PDT 2015


Fully agree. That was why it was important that we have dedicated UN sessions from now every year at the main FOSS4G conference to keep expanding collaborations.

It was great that Sanghee was able to start this for us from our initial discussions http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/board/2015-May/012822.html  I would also like to thank Margherita Di Leo who brought this matter to our attention and got us proactive.

So it is now up to all of us to make sure we build upon this . It will make sure Open Principles are strongly supported at the UN .

Best wishes,

Suchith


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From: Jachym Cepicky [jachym.cepicky at gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, October 07, 2015 10:11 AM
To: Suchith Anand; Jeff McKenna; board at lists.osgeo.org
Subject: Re: [Board] UN products

Hi,

we should be more proactive on "our" events (especially FOSS4G) and invite - *host* - partnering local and global organisations there.

NOTE: also meeting with sponsors was out of our scope (again) (my fault as well)

J

po 5. 10. 2015 v 19:20 odesílatel Suchith Anand <Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk<mailto:Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk>> napsal:
Also it will be great if we can add  "Training & Capacity Building using Open Source GIS and open data" esp. for developing countries in the OSGeo letter mentioning the "Geo for All' initiative and  our aim to work with UN organisations and staff around the world for this.

It will also building upon  our previous collaborations with the UN  for this.

In 2012 and 2014 we have organised hands on  workshop "Open Source GIS & WebMapping for UN staff" in Vienna, Austria. Barend Kobben (ITC) was the course organisor for this.

Details at http://www.un-spider.org/news-and-events/events/hands-workshop-open-source-gis-and-webmapping-un-staff-20-and-21-november-201

Best wishes,

Suchith




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Subject: Re: [Board] UN products

Hi Jeff,

This is excellent development aimed for the long term vision. Thanks to you, Sanghee and everyone who have contributed for this excellent initiative. This is really strategic  for OSGeo and great idea to  exchange official letters, to formalize our relationship with the UN.

It has been really worth the efforts to get the UN dedicated session organised at Seoul FOSS4G (and hopefully for all future main FOSS4Gs)

Best wishes,

Suchith

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Hi Suchith, Maria, all,

I have been speaking directly with Kyoung-Soo Eom since Seoul, the chief
of the UN Geospatial Information Section.  As you know the Board met
with the UN GIS team in Seoul, and there was some great discussions.
Because of the long process involved in an MoU at the UN, it was
suggested by Mr. Eom that we bypass that long process and instead
exchange official letters, which I believe is a great idea, to formalize
our relationship.  Mr. Eom has also invited OSGeo to be part of a
working group on Geospatial Information and Services for Disasters, as a
first step.  Of course I'll be bringing up to speed all of the OSGeo
board on this, by discussing these possible steps at our first meeting
next week on 15 October.  But I believe this is wonderful momentum with
the UN and OSGeo.  I must give credit to Sanghee to bring the two teams
to the same table, during the chaos of running his FOSS4G Seoul - very
forward thinking of him.

Maria: I am also part of the "UN products" team.

Talk soon,

-jeff



On 2015-10-05 9:46 AM, Suchith Anand wrote:
> btw is there any MoU planned with UN to futher expand collaborations?
>   Any ideas/  discussions at UN focussed session at FOSS4G Seoul?
>
> Also are there any plans for UN focussed session at FOSS4G Bonn?
>
> Suchith
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> *Sent:* Monday, October 05, 2015 9:31 AM
> *To:* Maria Antonia Brovelli
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>
> Got the same request.
>
> Looks like a newsletter list to disseminate their news.
>
> Looking forward for working with UN.
>
> Maxi
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> 2015-10-04 16:54 GMT+02:00 Maria Antonia Brovelli
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>     Dear Board Members (and friends)
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>     I was asked, , as a member of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation
>     and a friend of UN Geospatial Information Sectio, by Kyoung-Soo Eom,
>     Chief Geospatial Information Section of UN, if I want to receive
>     weekly UNGIS new public map products.
>
>     Obviously I'm interested. I think that someone else of OSGeo was
>     also contacted.
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>     Do you have any information about who?
>
>     In case, after having seen which are and how many are these
>     products, we can decide how to use/share them (possibly with also
>     the other members contacted, in such a way to minimize the time
>     required to manage these data and info).
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>     Thanks! Best.
>
>     Maria
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>     Best regards, Kyoung-Soo Eom
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